Adi in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Adi people are spread through China, Bhutan and India. The greatest concentration of Adi resides in Arunachal Pradesh, India. They represent one of the largest people groups in that state.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like the Adi in other parts of this region, those living in India are largely isolated from other people groups and even other Adi villages. They are very independent in social and political matters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Thankfully, more than 20% of Adi people in India have chosen to follow Christ. They can be used by God to reach other Adi people in China and Bhutan. The majority, however, continue to practice traditional religions that involve shamans.


What Are Their Needs?

The Adi of India have God’s Word in their language and nearly 15,000 have heard and responded to the gospel. They now need training in discipleship and mission, along with focused prayer for God’s Kingdom to spread throughout their communities.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Adi in India.

Pray for the Adi believers in India to go to the Adi people in Bhutan and China with the gospel. Pray for mission workers to invest in leadership training and assisting the Adi in gaining momentum for a church planting movement. Pray for spiritual receptivity that will result in the Adi people loving and obeying the Lord.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Adi
People Name in Country Adi
Pronunciation Ah-dee
Population this Country 69,000
Population all Countries 73,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Abor; Abor-Miri; Arbor; Miri; आदि
People ID 18386
ROP3 Code 113979
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Arunachal Pradesh
67,000
Assam
1,300
Meghalaya
300
Maharashtra
60
Tripura
10
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Arunachal Pradesh 67,000
  Assam 1,300
  Meghalaya 300
  Maharashtra 60
  Tripura 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Adi (68,000 speakers)
Language Code adi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Assamese
400
Bengali
400
Nyishi
200
Mising
90
Digaro-Mishmi
30
Hindi
30
Deori
20
Sartang
20
Nepali
20
Garo English Naga, Nocte
Tibetan, Central Naga, Tangshang: Tangsa Chin, Falam
Primary Language Adi (68,000 speakers)
Language Code adi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Assamese 400
  Bengali 400
  Nyishi 200
  Mising 90
  Digaro-Mishmi 30
  Hindi 30
  Deori 20
  Sartang 20
  Nepali 20
  Garo 10
  English 10
  Naga, Nocte 10
  Tibetan, Central 10
  Naga, Tangshang: Tangsa 10
  Chin, Falam 10
People Groups Speaking Adi

Primary Language:  Adi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1932-1986)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1988-2003)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2005-2009)
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Adi
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Adi
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Unknown
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.32 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
21.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
11.92 %
Islam
0.20 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
66.51 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Operation China, Asia Harvest  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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